Memphis, Tenn. - Junior transfer Dylan MacQueen carded a final round score of 2-over par, 74, to advance two spots into a two-way tie for third-place to lead Western Carolina at the Memphis Intercollegiate which concluded Tuesday afternoon at the par-72, 7,272-yard Colonial Country Club.
WCU slipped one spot in the final standings, finishing 11th overall with a three-round score of 919 (316-302-301).
Opening on the back nine, MacQueen had a very solid but quiet round, posting 16 pars with just two bogies coming at the turn on the par-5 18th and par-5 No. 1. Led by his tournament-leading 42 pars during the 54-hole event, Western Carolina paced the 13-team field with a combined 169 pars. MacQueen, who shot 221 over the three-round event, also charted an eagle during Monday's competition.
It is the second-straight tournament that MacQueen, a transfer from Cardinal Stritch University, has paced the WCU squad. The Woodstock, Ontario, native, who sat in the second-place after Monday's first round at the Memphis Intercollegiate, led the Catamounts in his debut for the Purple & Gold at the season-opening Golfweek Program Challenge.
Sophomore Mark David Johnson was among the biggest movers over the final 18 holes, jumping 20 total spots on Tuesday. The St. Simons Island, Ga., native rallied to place in a tie for 27th overall after shooting even-par, 72, for a three-round total of 229. Johnson birdied the par-5 16th before a bogey on the par-5 18th for the second time in three rounds relegated him back to even par. The second-year striker finished strong, though, with nine-straight pars on the front nine.
Junior Jackson Bishop finished with a 6-over par, 78, on Tuesday for a three-round score of 231, tied for 40th-place, while sophomores Bradley Durand and Lawson King both shot 239 with third round scores of 77 and 78, respectively, to place tied for 63rd overall.
Playing unattached as an individual, WCU senior Evan Smith shot 81 in Tuesday's final round to place 68th overall.
Arkansas-Little Rock rallied five spots through Tuesday's final round, moving from sixth place to atop the team leaderboard to claim the team championship by two strokes over second-place Lipscomb. Second-round leader, Central Arkansas, slipped to third, three strokes off the pace at 898 with the host Memphis Tigers (902) and Southern Mississippi (903) rounding out the top five.
Lipscomb's Dawson Armstrong continued his climb up the leaderboard to claim individual medalist honors by two strokes over runner-up, Nick Bienz of IUPUI. Armstrong was third after the first round and second after round two before shooting 1-over par, 73, on Tuesday to take the two-stroke victory with a three-round score of 217.
Western Carolina men's golf returns to action October 8-9 at the David Toms Invitational, hosted by LSU at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La